The RCD offers a number of ways for the community and agricultural producers to get involved with our programming: Agricultural Heritage Series public outings, annual partner events like the Petaluma River Fall Trash Cleanup in September, our LandSmart Workshop series for land owners and managers, and volunteer oppotunities as they arise in conjunction with our On-the-Ground projects.
JUNE 4, 2017
Trek Tolay: Celebrating Landscapes and Land Stewards
When: Sunday, June 4
Time: 9 am – 3:00 pm
Where: Tolay Lake Regional Park
Walk 5-miles across gently sloping terrain at the newly expanded Tolay Lake Regional Park to experience a landscape steeped in cultural history, ecological diversity, and breathtaking views spanning across the San Pablo Bay. Hear from Regional Parks and Sonoma Resource Conservation District staff about the mosaic of partnerships that work together to protect and conserve Sonoma County’s most treasured landscapes. Please wear appropriate attire for the weather and bring water and a snack. Parking is $7 or free with a Regional Parks membership. For more information, call (707) 483-0940. Registration is required, with details coming soon.
There is no cost for this event. This outing is made possible by the voters of Sonoma County who fund the Agricultural and Open Space District's work with a quarter cent sales tax. Part of the Agricultural Heritage Series presented by the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District & the Sonoma Resource Conservation District.
JUNE 7-9th, 2017
2017 North Coast Forest Conservation Conference
Join a diverse group gathering at the North Coast Forest Conservation Conference: Growing Resilience in our Forests and Woodlands, June 7-9, 2017 at the Santa Rosa Junior College main campus.
Learn about the state of our forests, explore trends and possible futures, share diverse perspectives and innovations, and discover opportunities for action and collaboration. Join us in delving into three diverse tracks with those at the forefront of Ecology, Economy and Community as they relate to our forests and the most pertinent issues and solutions available.
JUNE 24, 2017
Open Field Farm Walk and Picnic
Where: Open Field Farm, 2245 Springhill Road, Petaluma 94952
Strawberries are back in season! There is nothing like a fresh picked ruby strawberry to invoke the arrival of summer. Join us to meet innovative and inspiring landowners Seth and Sarah James of Open Field Farm. Take a walking tour of the property where they raise grass fed beef, grow vegetables, flowers, and herbs all with organic and biodynamic practices. Experience Open Field Farm’s passion for sustainable agriculture, community and the natural environment. Strawberry sampling afterwards from fruit fresh from the field. BYO picnic lunch to enjoy at the barn!
This is an Agricultural Heritage Series outing hosted by the Sonoma Resource Conservation District. There is no cost for this event. This outing is made possible by the voters of Sonoma County who fund the Agricultural and Open Space District's work with a quarter cent sales tax and in partnership with Open Field Farm.